Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lin Bend
Lin (John Lindthwaite) Bend hailed from the town of Poplar Point, Manitoba and rose to the National Hockey League's New York Rangers after leading the Memorial Cup Champion Portage Terriers in scoring during the 1941-42 season. Bend, a centre born on the 20th of December, 1922, was able to score three goals and added an assist in eight games with the Rangers before he was sent back to Manitoba.

His career was interrupted by the fulfilment of his military obligations in 1943, but he returned to Senior hockey after his military service and joined the United States Hockey League's St. Paul Saints in 1945-46.

With the exception of one season in the American Hockey League with the New Haven Ramblers, Bend spent his final six seasons in the USHL, only once registering fewer then 18 goals in a season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Portage Terriers MJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Portage Terriers MJHL 19 16 15 31 10 6 4 2 6 2
1941-42 Portage Terriers MJHL 17 27 31 58 24 5 9 7 16 8
1941-42 Portage Terriers M-Cup 10 13 8 21 7
1942-43 New York Rangers NHL 8 3 1 4 2
1942-43 Winnipeg Army WNDHL 7 3 1 4 4
1943-44
1944-45 Winnipeg Army WNDHL 16 16 14 30 17 2 2 0 2 2
1945-46 St. Paul Saints USHL 56 18 25 43 25 6 2 2 4 4
1946-47 New Haven Ramblers AHL 64 18 17 35 18 3 2 2 4 2
1947-48 St. Paul Saints USHL 66 22 27 49 25
1948-49 St. Paul Saints USHL 66 29 35 64 20 7 2 3 5 0
1949-50 St. Paul Saints USHL 70 21 23 44 34 3 1 1 2 2
1950-51 Kansas City Royals USHL 39 10 11 21 24
NHL Totals 8 3 1 4 2


MJHL First All-Star Team (1942) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 30, 1942. Traded to St. Paul (USHL) by NY Rangers for cash, October 7, 1947.